Working out is always a good thing. If you are like many people who avoid working out, then you have even more to gain by starting a workout routine. One of the most popular types of workouts today is called “fitness streaks.” Fitness streaks are workout routines repeated over a series of days. In this post, find out what happens to your body if you do the same workout every day.
Fitness Streaks Explained
According to Women’s Health magazine, fitness streaks have an equal number of pros and cons. On the pros side, you are working out, gaining confidence, growing muscle memory and sticking to something you started.
On the cons side, you are working out the same areas without giving your body time to rest. You may be setting your body up for injury. You risk boredom by doing the same workout repeatedly. Worse, you also risk dehydration and exhaustion by over-training.
What the Fitness Experts Say
Fitness expert and celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”) cautions her clients about repeating workouts.
Your body will get very good at doing that workout, which will feel satisfying, but you won’t know which muscle groups you are ignoring. This can result in uneven fitness and strength levels, which opens you up to injury.
Fitness Streaks Mashups Make More Sense
If you are a “Glee” or “Pitch Perfect” fan, you already know all about mashups. But here we are not talking about songs. We are talking about fitness. Jillian Michaels recommends what she calls a “split routine.” This type of routine basically “mashes up” different types of workouts over a period of time. One day you might work on one muscle group and another day you might focus on a different muscle group.
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